The Ten Most Outrageous Car Body Kits

Building a car from the ground up is an incredible challenge, which is why many budding designers have to settle for re-bodying an already built car. Whether deciding the quickest way to live their dream of owning an exotic car is stretching those lines over a not-so-exotic frame — like a Ferrari out of a Fiero or … » 8/04/08 12:00pm 8/04/08 12:00pm

Lithuanian Luxury Coupe (Mercedes CL)

The theory was that when the Iron Curtain fell and the Eastern European states achieved democracies and free markets that they would be overwhelmed by the cultural influences of the outside world. This designer's take » 8/03/08 1:41pm 8/03/08 1:41pm on the usually comely Mercedes CL is proof that, in Lithuania at least, they're ready to make…

DC Design Rolls Royce Coupe (Rolls Royce Silver Spirit III)

There have been various claims made about the DC Design Rolls Royce Coupe » 8/03/08 1:41pm 8/03/08 1:41pm, including that it's actually a Nissan or a Porsche. The reality seems to be that it actually started out as a Rolls Royce. We find this to be most hilarious since another car on this list is a cheap ride made to look like a Rolls and this is a…

Futuristic Nova Sports Car (Volkswagen Beetle)

What's so terrifying about the re-imagined Nova Sports Car » 8/03/08 1:41pm 8/03/08 1:41pm is that this clearly took an immense amount of time to design and build. In fact, it was so hard to build that it appears the create gave up on the rear and left the engine hanging out the back. With lights from a Mercury Cougar and body panels that look more…

Laser 917 (Volkswagen Beetle)

Before the Fiero, designers wanting to craft lines around a car with the engine in the back had to turn to the Volkswagen Beetle. We showed you the Porsche that wanted to be the Ferrari, now we have the VW that want's to be a Porsche. The Laser 917 is a bold effort to mimic the beloved Porsche 917 » 8/03/08 1:40pm 8/03/08 1:40pm. The bold move…

Fiero Fino (Pontiac Fiero)

As one of the cheapest mid-engined cars ever built, the Pontiac Fiero is the weapon of choice for dreamers hoping to built WMDs (whips of mysterious derivation). Nothing says champagne taste on a Schlitz budget better than the Fiero Fino » 8/03/08 1:40pm 8/03/08 1:40pm, which eschews the Americana look of the original Pontiac for a decidedly more…

The Custom Cloud (Chevy Monte Carlo)

Unable to sell their Malaise-era Chevy products, a group of dealers in Florida turned to a custom hot rod builder to create a more luxurious design that would attract buyers with aspirations larger than their wallets. The result was the Custom Cloud, which was basically a Chevrolet Monte Carlo coupe made to look more… » 8/03/08 1:40pm 8/03/08 1:40pm

Porsche-rrari (Porsche 914)

Though not everyone's favorite, the design of the Porsche 914 » 8/03/08 1:40pm 8/03/08 1:40pm has held up fairly well in our opinion. The , on the other hand, has probably looked worse every day since the designer decided to add the Ferrari-esque fiberglass and gigantic wing. Testarossa? More like Testicle-arossa. The Germans and Italians haven't…

Barney-Amino (Toyota Hilux Truck)

As much as we love the El Camino » 8/03/08 1:39pm 8/03/08 1:39pm, there are some things even we can't abide. Though it reportedly started out life as a Toyota Hilux, this car is clearly an early signal that , though we think it's this car-truck's designer that needs to repent. We're not even sure what this car is supposed to be mimicking. The car's…

Snakeskin Hatchback (CItroen Saxo)

This Snakeskin Citroen » 8/03/08 1:39pm 8/03/08 1:39pm at first appears to walk the line between a regular body kit and a full-body conversion of a Citroen Saxo coupe. It's only when you look closer that you realize the creator, in a fit of what can only be presumed as absinthe-fueled insanity, has recreated and reshaped most of the car's body…

Fierarri Enzo (Pontiac Fiero)

The Ferrari Enzo » 8/03/08 1:38pm 8/03/08 1:38pm is one of the most thoughtfully designed Italian cars in history, even launching . It's a car Ferrari almost couldn't properly create as it walks that line between F1-inspiration and driver-humiliation. Take those same pencil-thin headlights and sharp features but spread them over a Pontiac Fiero and…